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for both the present and the future, and as our economy continues to sign signs of improvement i'm not going to forget where the jobs go and for the people in terms of hope for the city and of course working with laborers, with our construction contractors, with the labor council. tim is here together as well and mike and working with everybody we have unprecedented announcement today and 100% locally financed project close to $500 million of private investment signifying that they wish to on their volition to be working with the city to hire 25% of their construction work force with san francisco residents. [applause] this is a wonderful, wonderful day. and that as part of that percent goal they are opening up themselves to working with us in an enforceable obligation on this label. rick is here representing for the golden state warriors and at the same time within this goal too we're going to accommodate returning veterans from our war and pllt to be part of this effort too -- [applause] >> yes. and for me it really means putting the word and the title warriors in the golde
, not from the economy of how to make their rates of return or their normal profits, but their pension funds are also how are they going to do it with very safe pension funds that are returning 2% of funds. there's a lot of economic pressure on pension funds and trustees and corporations and government officials all over the country. it's our rate of return 7.6 right now realistic yes it is. it's going down and we will review it again and again and again. with that i'll stop. >> supervisor elsbernd: thank you. public comment now. each member of the public will have two minutes. thank you for your patience. >> it was not as bad as waiting for the muni bus. anyway, i have a statement here and the statements are always my organization. prop c was passed last year in the midst of the economic downturn. today there are signs of recovery with the j.p. morgan stating to maria -- thatr#Ãthere are green lights for all section of the economy, jeremy see gull of the wharton business school nile ferguson writing in the november 19 issue noted the u.s. growth in the next four years will be higher than a
contribution to the local business environment and the local economy. last september, we learned that the regulations for entertainment permits for karaoke recently changed and we moved immediately to try to move festa into compliance with the current regulations, we filed the application right away, unfortunately i had to leave for europe almost immediately after, but we worked closely with the commission throughout and we completed i think all the necessary inspections and approvals from the city departments including the police department, the fire department, building including basic building and electrical, public health and the planning department. we also completed a fairly extendbacker extensive outreach program per the good neighbor policy, we talked with a large number of the surrounding businesses in the same building and masae's also made contact with people who are living in the immediate vicinity, and they gave very nice favorable comments on festa. i would like to say by the way, we very much appreciated the commission's help and guidance as we moved through this
in the city. as somebody said earlier, youth don't have income of their own. they don't have the economy to be able to move around the city. youth are our future and they're theó; zi ones that will be workg and increasing the economy here in the city. investing in our youth and families is an appropriate use of transit funds. because our families are the ones who depend on muni service. we're thegjp[ones going out into the communities, organizing, speaking to our families and the majority of families in san francisco have said that they need this it to pass. it seems likes you are the o.g'l pass. so it's not just about this pilot program because we have to be thinking about the just use of these funds. we will continue to fight and organize and this opportunity it's time that san francisco uses a very small portion of this funds to be able to fund this program that will support so many families. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thank you. next speaker. and i'm going to -- it looks like we have more people lined up than we called cards so i'm going to call additional cards before we go t
. that's important in the economies of scale and fighting the inevitable battle with the opponent, the competitor. the other thing i didn't get to talk in the previous item that was alarming to us right now what staff is telling us is that their intention is to always have the commercial customers be an opt in. and in mirren they did not do it that way. they included commercial customers recently in their full opt out process. in san francisco most of the energy is used by commercial customers. we will not be able to achieve that big beautiful build-out that we're planning without those commercial customers being put into an opt out so enough of them stay in to get the bonding ability and the economies of scale to make sure that we can do the full build out and hire the thousands of people, et cetera. thanks. >> you said that marin opt in? >> no, marin, they did their initial thing a couple of years ago. they just completed their enrollment and enrolled all of their customers a few months ago, and that included commercial customers who were then able to opt out if they wanted to.
, the economy and the tenants. i actually went to that committee to see what was going on after hear something reports about problems there. i made a couple of visits and i did not like what i saw. i think i heard a lot of testimony this afternoon about things getting swept under the rug and you are hearing a little bit of that carpet being pulled up right now and we're seeing reports about some problems there. i think it's not the unusual expiring of sunset and committees. you are starting to see there are issues here and like tony and the other speakers, i think you are faced with a bit of a problem in that have you two choices. one choice is to do something dramatic, like say, no this is not the time we're going to extend this committee. we're going to slow it down. and maybe reconstitute it and take a look at what we're doing and the other possibility is that because the function may be mandated by law, and we really do want to have that oversight work well, you might have to really take a look at the functioning of that committee. everyone agrees that the oversight is huge. there is billi
efficiencies in economy of scales we think in workers compensation for the cities you have the report before you the budget department has made some excellent recommendations which we are planning to administrator as part of this contract. >> would you look to add anything to that brief presentation? >>> i would just concur we have two separate workers compensation for the m ta and for the rest of the 70 and milky and i talked about this a year and decided that we could do better for all of the cities by joining force and is i had experience in my last role of finding ways of reducing workers compensation costs has been going down for many city agency and is the workers comp sayings has been going up for the m ta and so there is benefit for all of us coming together and that will save us all some money. >> okay do we have a budget analysis report? . >> good afternoon madame chair and supervisor kim and we have made some recommendation that is d h r is in concor dance with and by $799 to account to the december 1st start date of the agreement with us and m ta and to advocate prove the
the city economy is weak, that is what the trigger was put in for. there's clearly a reason as to why the city had to reduce this -- for the school district. but i think the emphasis behind where the supplemental came from as we ask the school district how are you going to fund these programs going into the future i hope we have a real conversation next year, as our city economy looks better and our city economy grows as to whether we're going to pull the trigger again on prop h. i think that in last year, when we pulled the prop h trigger to me it had made sense because we didn't have a good budgetary forecast of what revenues were coming in. as the month of june was closing it looked more and more optimistic. as we look at the budget picture now i think many of us asked why did we pull the trigger last year and that was the reason why i introduced what i thought was a modest fundamental in the school district. overall regardless of your position i'm excited that we're engaging in a robust discussion of what it means to partner and support with our school district going forward. >> p
familye3( economy. and the best thing in our youth today is a great option, given the fact that they will be investing in our economy and sustaining the economy in the future. what i'm really here is to ask you today is that you support our youth and we are really hoping that we can count on your support. thank you. >> supervisor wiener: thank you very much. next speaker. >> how you doing, mime i my name is dond boyd and i'm a member of power and central city sro collaborative. our youth, this summer, they put in a lot of work to fight for that money. they could have been doing other things, playing ball, anything but running back and forth to oakland, trying to fight for the money. i think we should support our youth. i think we should put everything behind our youth because that money is a small amount of money but you invest in the future. you need to help the youth out because if you don't help them out you know where they're going to end up, in the juvenile justice system. so that money to get to school, plus helping them with tutors, plus letting them know that the ci
facts. two billion dollars in direct spending in san francisco economy has already been lost. between 2010 and 2019 because the center was not big enough. these were groups that would have come to san francisco but decided not to because there was not enough space. the increase and average daily rate will be immediate and a long term, each time that we expanded and build one of the two buildings in the past, mascony, south, north and west, the revenue has grown and sustained itself and we believe that it will continue to happen with this next expansion, the revenue per room is the way that you value the hotel revenue is expected toin crease, 6.7 to 5.5 percent. that converts into hotel tax into the city's general fund. the occupantcy will grow to 86 percent when the expansion grows. >> the projected occupantcy of the rooms? >> since the rooms is where it comes from, we have to say that the hotel will benefit from the assessment. >> where is it at? >> 1.5 percent. >> what is the occupantcy? >> it is about 80 percent this year. >> 79, 80 percent, thank you. >> excuse me, office of econo
us in lifting up the economy, making sure people get those jobs and making sure that we do our part as well, so this 25% goal you will hear it because you ask anybody in any other part of the country whether new york, chicago, so forth you will find this to be one of the unique situations where private investors voluntarily want to do this with organized labor, with our partners in the community based organizations to say we will hold ourselves accountable to the 25% goal and get the veterans in at the same time. this is an incredible milestone. i want to celebrate it but it's a beginning of a long process and a process that i believe it have the season here in 2017 and that's why the t shirts and the pins. this is where we're goi want to thank everybody that is here. we are on our way and it will take a while. it will take some time. we are about -- once we do the fiscal feasibility which was never required with these projects in the past. once we get past this hurdle we go into the environmental quality process and everything will be heard about the impact of communities and a
in politics is "it's the economy stupid". this is about legislating against those seen less than the ideal. you just read the comment and [inaudible] the chronicle, the comments on facebook. if everyone looked like a super model we wouldn't be here today. there are many people with clothes, behaviors that i don't like but i coexist with them or i turn my eyes or turn the other way. when it comes to [inaudible] owner who is against this and sells giant breasts for halloween near the toys. her windows are the most sexualized on castro street and for the fair and this is clearly becoming an issue that nudism is confused with sexualism. it is also i believe proponents of the wild car and not far in the store before you see sexual items back in the store, so let's move beyond the hypocrisy and move beyond the fact that children aren't harm and let's oppose this proposed ban. it's far too reaching and will change in san francisco and gent triifiy it forever. >> thank you. thank you. next speaker. >> hi. i am ron and an artist in san francisco. i have been here over 20 years and on and
by allocating in investments that usually go up when the economy is down. finding three, we're just on finding three, almost there -- the jury said -- >> supervisor elsbernd: can i suggest, finding three, city must pay increasing contributions to the fund due to underfunding. i don't think anybody disagrees with that. >> i would rather not be rushed through this, if you don't mind. i'm sorry. we've waited all day and i'd rather not be rushed. >> supervisor elsbernd: is there anyone who disagrees with that fact? >> i would like rather not to be rushed. thank you. >> supervisor elsbernd: i just have to state this. i need to be at land use committee. >> can we -- i'd be happy to postpone, if you don't mind. >> supervisor elsbernd: that's not going on work. >> we're talking about 15 billion at stake. and i would rather not have it be rushed. >> supervisor elsbernd: and i agree but i have a lot of about on the points of disagreement. >> good. >> supervisor elsbernd: i don't want to waste time on points we all agree on. >> i think that it was said, in the pension fund response, that after 2015 the p
financial penalties for some of these business owners that are struggling in this economy. but my inclination would be to reduce it to ten days given the circumstances that i have heard. >> do you have a motion, commissioner? >> yes, i would move to grant the appeal and reduce the suspension to ten days. >> call the role, please? >> we have a motion from commission to reduce to ten. >> hwang, aye. >> >> no. >> three to one and the suspension is reduced to ten days, thank you. >> so item number eight was dismissed and will not be heard this evening and we can move on to item number nine which is appeal 12-136. second street, merchants. subject properties at 150 california street and 84 second street, protesting the issue ans on september 28th, 2012 to expresso subito llc of a mobile food facility permit for the sale of espresso permit number 1 1 mff-0167. it is for hearing today and we will start with the appellants who have seven minutes to present their case. >> excuse me, going to put a timer here so i don't jam myself up. >> we will do it as well >> clever. >> i need your card.
economy which i think is a positive factor? >> well, i think that we are -- it's all in the application and we understand about our -- we are supposed to promote and regulate night life and we understand the value of night life. >> right, i apologize for going on too long. >> no, it's fine. >> i love the idea of having karaoke in one place where everyone can hear everybody else and laugh at them. i love that idea as opposed to little rooms, it's great. >> it says this is the best place to sing karaoke, so kudos to you, it says the song selection gets better with every visit. >> and i would like to thank you for whenever you are notified for coming directly and working on that -- working on your permits and stuff like that, that speaks highly of how you will manage this place. >> thank you. >> is there any public comment on this? seeing none, the matter is with the commission. oh, police. >> they were coming up during public comment, so i was kind of expecting that. yeah, you can -- thank you. >> hello commissioners, officer dave frias, northern station has no objection to this permit. i
to be participating in our great economy in san francisco we have to find a way for better transportation routes to transfer people up north and down south of the city, and when we call ourselves a city as a transit first city there is no better example than that than what is reflected in the plans for the central subway. this project is a vital enhancement of our public transportation system. it's going to significantly improve the movement of tens of thousands of franciscans and if you were here this past weekend when people were predicting it would be jam san francisco instead of san francisco you knew that folks were educated because of the great leadership at our mta, our county transportation, all of our transit systems and were at the highest level of educating the visitors and others to use public transportation. it will work for all of us and as we build the housing units we identified in hunter's point and treasure island and welcome more people to our great city and we are growing as a result. we are going to have the greatest subway system that can connect to our bart, to our cal
would bring to the economy of san francisco and marin and as we look ahead for 75 years it's interesting what this does for this region. you know the bay area has become the blue angels of science. we do lots of stunts, and we are very successful at doing those stunts and we do them at high speeds, and between this project and the project for cal train to electifiy it over the next seven years $3 billion is going to be spent regionally on transit here, and we can say thank you to the secretary of transportation and to the regional transit authorities who have create thursday opportunity for the transportation. >> >> that will create a 22nd century of transit for the tronst century of jobs so thank you to secretary lahood and thank you to the leadership for all that we have accomplished here today. [applause] >> peter rogof was dominated to serve in the federal administration by the department of transportation in 2009 by president barack obama. he has over see the disbursement throughout the country through the american reinvestment act and has done so meeting every milestone establis
that businesses stay, particularly small businesses because they provide more to the economy than these large corporations like cvs, thank you. >> any other members of the public wish to comment? come on up. >> pardon me for being late, there was a two hour commute from nevado, my name is antoine, i'm one of the owners of 165 jefferson, in 1934, my father bought the property and it's still in the family, although scattered amongst children and grandchildren, in 1934, my father bought the property put his hardware store in it in 1968, the [inaudible] restaurant burnt down and took my father's hardware store with it, they built two structures, ours was mostly shops, theirs, they had a restaurant and a bar downstairs and offices upstairs. thereafter, this being his, they closed the restaurant downstairs, but they leased upstairs to a bar called the silhouettes, so the premises next to joining us at 155 jefferson has had a liquor license on the first floor and a restaurant and then they had a stand alone restaurant upstairs, the trade upstairs was people that used to work in the area and of cours
and local economies. our -- show that sequestration will reduce federal funding direct to san francisco by at least 26.5 million dollars a year, every single year. we would see over $5 million of cut to education, and almost $3 million of cuts from public housing. san francisco's allocation of medicare would be cut by $2 million. funding for the wic workforce program would lose almost $5 million. there would be a $1 million cut to housing services for people with hiv and aids and more than $1 million cut to the community development block grant program. ladies and gentlemen, this is our safety net. and our safety net's already strained by years of state cuts and it cannot sustain these additional reductions in federal funding. in addition to the cuts i have just detailed, there are also competitive grants and state pass-throughs that will also see cuts, and totals for which we really cannot estimate at this time. although this is serious business, and we need to get engaged -- although this is serious, we need to get engaged as a city to advocate against request ration -- sequestration
of the economy or it takes a long time to get through the full process. so, you know, it's hard to tell, as i said, what's going to happen by the end of the year. we also don't have -- if we can put this on. we also haven't seen any of the revenue yet for the apartment and hotel license fees because that's not due till -- i believe it's december 10th since that's the date i'm counting on to pay my taxes. and the investment and other small types of revenues, $100,000, $200,000, you can't really tell, but we are tracking where i would expect that to be. in term of expenses, as we all know, a good part of our budget is for personnel. at this point we have spent about 29% of our salaries and fringe budget. we are, as i mentioned, continuing to try to get people on staff. we talked about this before. we have some new hires that have occurred since last meeting. a majority of them are prop s. three prop s positions, electrical and senior engineer. and then we have three people who have been either placed in our department for disability placements or from the new development. we talked a little bit
. [speaker not understood] the economy and the cost of updating the pier now the fiscal feasibility study which you supervisors have actually approved would cost the tax payers $120 million. there's also another thing that is really critical is the congestion. the super congestion in the area. luckily i live in this area because i wanted the multi ple transportation bay area options to me and i walk to bart every day. i don't have to drive a car. but there is a lot of small businesses that are in the live-work units, commuters, people who come and go. and i understand how this plan to have 600 additional parking spaces and 200 on the other lot will fit into the city's adopted congestion management program. that affects all the funding and so forth, so, thank you. >> thank you. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is peter. i'm a resident of rincon hill. i'm certainly in favor of san francisco having an arena facility. i submit to you that pier 30-32 is the absolutely wrong location for this project. it took 50 years and a major earthquake to get rid of a monstrosity of the embarcadaro
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seen economic growth in other business sectors as well in the economy. and what that means is oftentimes we have more visitors at our hotels and those hotels use more water as well as the restaurants. this translates to more water water treatment as water goes down the drain and down the toilet and that is good news on the wastewater side as well. where warmer weather doesn't necessarily help us, in weaker power cells because there's less hide generation as the water comes down the hill so we have a slight shortfall in our power enterprise. the next slide here provides for you one of the fund balance reserves, basically at beginning and ending checking account balances and what you have planned. in the water department we're nearly doubling our reserves from the end of last year to what is prkd projected. the wastewater department is up slightly, very similar to plan. and then in hetch hetchy water and power reserves are projected to go down to 47 million. this was planned because you had invested over 30 million of that into cash funded capital projects. so that's not a su
not going to happen and having units 15 units in a small building that is an economy unit and in an area that is not for student housing but may be it's for uss may be it has practicality to it and there are a lot of factors that are not necessarily addresses and may be in phase two and this is a wild idea from rodney but i would suggest breaking it up in a larger pool and give 25 to market rate and 25 to senior and 25 to affordable and 25 to market rate and share that category and i realize that,that is accurately creating different categorize which you are trying not do so it would be nice to spread that out and southerly, i'm not sure how we are going to vote but i'm supportive of the microunits and i'm supportive of the cap but i would very much like it put the condition if we can on the study and bring some signs to it when it's completed. >> commissioner woo? >>> thank you i also want to be supportive of supervisor wiener and how they have couple to with a way to pile and and understand what these units are being used for and in inc., the idea of putting a criteria on how and w
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